FALL 2011 COURSE OFFERINGS
HOW TO PARTNER WITH FAMILIES OF CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ENVIRONMENTS: PART I
TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS The course is designed to provide participants with a
This course is designed to expand the knowledge and framework for understanding how to use primary,
skills required to develop and strengthen collaborative secondary and tertiary prevention and intervention
partnerships with families of middle and high school strategies to create positive classroom and school
students with disabilities, in order to assist students to environments.
successfully transition to adulthood.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL) I01: MEETING
PARENT AND PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: TRANSITION THE NEEDS OF D IVERSE L EARNERS
PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN MIDDLE The focus of the first course is on the instructional
AND HIGH SCHOOL paradigm shift to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Participants will enhance their knowledge of disability This course presents the principles, applications, and
rights, self determination, IEP planning, employment, research background of UDL; the convergence of
assessments, post secondary education, independent assistive technologies and UDL and an overview of
living, and medical transition planning. Discussion of Lesson Design through the UDL lens
issues specific to adolescence, family systems, and
cultural competence will be an important component of UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL) I01M: MEETING
the course. THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE L EARNERS IN MATHEMATICS
While focusing on the principles, applications, and
GENERALIST TRANSITION PLANNING I research background of UDL; the convergence of
Participants will review the history and development of assistive technologies and UDL and an overview of
career planning and service delivery models for students Lesson Design through the UDL lens, this UDL course is
with disabilities as well as current transition education designed to equip math educators with principles,
models and the legislation that guides them applications and research background of UDL through
the lens of mathematics.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION
This course is designed to provide participants with an DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
understanding of youth development strategies based on This course is designed to improve the ability of
promising, research-based practices in self- educators to increase the number of students who
determination, self-advocacy and emergent adulthood, succeed in their classrooms by designing learning
including decision-making, problem solving, goal setting, environments that meet their diverse needs.
and effective communication skills. Strategies support
youth development and self-determination for students IMPLEMENTING COLLABORATIVE TEACHING
with disabilities to take the lead in their education, career This course will provide educators with competencies
development and community participation. that enable them to work effectively to design and
implement collaborative co-teaching approaches, and
to facilitate the delivery of research-based instruction to
students with disabilities.
For more information, visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/mfa/
To apply, go to https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/332596/7ead/
Apply by Monday, September 19, 2011
Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education